Pat Passlof at the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center

As I’ve mentioned before, while I live in what many regard as a small town, it’s amazing to see the wealth of talent that I continually encounter. I recently had the privilege of visiting the most recent exhibition at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. If you haven’t ever been to this center, you simply must come and… (more…)

Finding the Best in Asheville

Sometimes the loveliest experiences are found at home. While sitting tight for a bit, and with no plans to travel just yet, I’ve been exploring the amazing choices offered here in Asheville. And although I’ve lived here for quite a while, I’m always amazed by the breath of choices here in this small town. First, I recently had the pleasure… (more…)

Art Work in Asheville at the Asheville Art Museum

With a free day recently with nothing to do (isn’t retirement simply the best?), I decided to head over to our own Asheville Art Museum. And I must say, as one who has traveled the world and enjoyed many art museums, that I still find so many treasures in my own backyard. This past summer, American Style Magazine actually named… (more…)

A Glimpse at the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show

Just found this great video that gives a glimpse into the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show that was organized by London promoters Anna and Brian Haughton at the Park Avenue Armory from October 21–27. I wrote about the show in my last posting, but was very excited to find this video to share. It beautifully captures the amazing… (more…)

Enjoying the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show

While I certainly don’ t have the money for virtually anything they were offering, I simply can’t miss out each year on the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show that takes place at the Park Avenue Armory each year.  This year, the show took place from October 21 through 27, and the only word I can really use to… (more…)

Defining New Realism

I realized after I wrote my last post about the Galerie Sonia Zannettacci that not everyone knows what New Realism is.  The Gallery features New Realism as one of its main attractions, and it’s certainly a type of art that people should know about and be able to appreciate. Called Nouveau Realisme, or New Realism, it’s a movement that was… (more…)

Galerie Sonia Zannettacci on the To-Do List

Another gallery that I didn’t have the pleasure of seeing is the Galerie Sonia Zannettacci at 16, rue des Granges.  I realized after our trip in Switzerland that you simply can’t do everything the first time around. So, during a future trip, I certainly hope to be able to visit this lovely gallery that’s been open since December of 1980.… (more…)

The Galerie Rosa Turetsky

We didn’t get to the Galerie Rosa Turetsky while we were in Geneva last time – but I have it on my list for our next visit!  The Galerie began in the early eighties and is committed to helping young artists to confront matter, concept and use of space. The space where the Galerie is today was opened in November… (more…)

A Feast for the Eyes…TACTILe Gallery

While we were in Geneva, we obviously couldn’t spend every second of the day looking at ancient art and antiques.  One place that was a must-enjoyed change of pace with the TACTILe Gallery.  They’ve been open in Geneva since 1998 and they specialize in contemporary jewelry from around Europe. Now, I’m not a jewelry hog and I don’t spend much… (more…)

Antique Maps in Geneva

One thing that I became smitten with while we were in Geneva is old maps.  I’ve never been particularly into maps, but there was an amazing little shop in Geneva called the Village Antiques.  While we were there, I came across antique maps dating as far back as the 16th century. One of the maps that they had, for instance,… (more…)